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this hour, the egg recall grows to more than half a billion. more than 1,000 people are sick and now investigators have zeroed in on a cause. we'll tell you about it. freedom of religion versus a workplace dress code. why disney isn't the happiest place on earth for one woman. bedbugs are back and no one is safe, especially children. one family's horror story includes their newborn baby.
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what you need to know to protect your family this hour. hello, i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. the massive egg recall has grown to more than half a billion eggs, all because of an outbreak of salmonella, the bacteria that sickened more than 1,000 people since last month. the recall centers on two giant egg distributors in iowa -- hillandale and wright county eggs. the eggs are sold under more than a dozen brand names in more than a dozen states. for links to the numbers and codes you need to look out for log onto all the information you need to know is there. coming up in eight minutes on cnn i will talk to a doctor about how to protect yourself and your family. in the meantime, president barack obama and his family are off to the coast in massachusetts, vacationing in martha's vineyard.
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it's a beautiful place with fun things to do, but as mr. obama is finding out, vacationing as president rarely means enjoying time off. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: it may have looked like a vacation -- swimming, golf, and ice cream. but by the dictionary definition, freedom from work, president obama has never been on holiday. >> not only does he have briefings but it has to be in his mind that something could erupt at any moment. >> reporter: and it does. president obama's hawaii christmas getaway was interrupted by the so-called underwear bomber. >> we are learning more as the night goes on about what the white house is calling an attempted act of terrorism. >> the american people should be assured that we are doing everything in our power to keep you and your family safe and secure during this busy holiday season. >> my blackberry started to go
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off vigorously. i tried to ignore the first couple, but i wasn't able to for long. we went right to work on this. >> reporter: this top national security adviser traveling with the president managed the flow of intelligence information linking hawaii to the white house situation room. >> arranging for the phone calls, making sure general jones was in regular touch with the president. john brennan was in regular touch with the president. to make sure we are doing everything we can to stop the immediate threat. >> reporter: it isn't always a national crisis. while the first family was on martha's vineyard last year senator ted kennedy died and the white house announced the reappointment of ben bernanke. >> if you have been in the pool on martha's vineyard or in hawaii you can attest to the notion of a presidential vacation is one sit-room call away from becoming a -- >> reporter: well, from becoming just another day at the white house. correspondent ann compton who
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covered seven presidents has seen her share of disrupted vacations, but none more than while traveling with george herbert walker bush. >> saddam hussein invades kuwait. president gorbachev of russia is subject to a coup and held hostage. every time the president got to kenebunkport something would happen around the world. >> reporter: a vacation may mean freedom from work but rarely for the president. dan joins us live from martha's vineyard. dan, its's déjà vu from a year ago. how does the president keep in touch when on vacation -- keep up to speed i should say, while he's working or while on vacation in martha's vineyard? >> reporter: right. he gets briefing on paper or he'll get briefings on the economy. he's traveling with the national security or director of counter terrorism and homeland security john brennan who can brief the president on what is going on,
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any threats that might be ongoing or if there is, indeed, a crisis. yesterday, in fact, john brennan attended the briefing that was held with the deputy press secretary here at our hotel. so, yes, the president travels with a typical traveling staff which is a pared down staff from what he has at the white house, but also has the additional personnel who can help him if, ib indeed, a crisis explodes. >> tough assignment. don't work too hard in martha's vineyard, okay? >> reporter: we're working hard. >> thank you, dan. after more than seven years at a cost of more than 4,000 american lives the u.s. combat mission in iraq is all but over. a flag ceremony today marked the moment at camp virginia in kuwait. operation iraqi freedom does not officially end until august 31, but the last full combat group
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has left iraq. the u.s. force in iraq will be down to 50,000 troops serving in noncombat roles. disneyland is supposed to be a place of joy, happiness and magic. one woman says it's a place of discrimination. >> why would i work in the back? oh, because this is disney. then i said, you know, you just hired me because of my look, because i look like a muslim. >> reporter: she's suing the park for the right to wear her head scarf. the fda says a massive national egg recall will only get bigger. every day, more brands are being added to the list. which ones are they and how can you avoid picking up a bad batch? we'll tell you about it. it's time to be part of the conversation. send us a message on twitter and facebook and check out our blog. you can also check us out on foursquare. with their autobahn for all event. it ends soon. they got great prices. cars built for the autobahn. people are gonna be driving crazy in the jetta...
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as we have been reporting here on cnn, the nation's massive egg recall has grown to more than a half billion eggs. more than 1,000 people have been sickened by salmonella, the bacteria that causes extreme smom discomfort and in some people more dangerous problems. the problem originated in iowa and the eggs have been distributed in at least 14 states. find details on for more on how to protect yourself i'm joined by dr. randy martin with the piedmont heart institute. so i went to the supermarket and said, did you guys get the recalled eggs? they said, no, but another place got them. how do you know that? >> you really don't know. that's what's unique about the infection. basically it's the intact eggs
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that have been disinfected because the hens' overries were infected so the eggs got infected before the shells were formed. you don't know. >> we were making a big deal out of this, but how big a deal is it? there are thousands of cases every year, right? >> absolutely. it's important for the audience to remember that 76 million people get food-bornee illnesses every year. probably 40,000, maybe as many as 100,000 cases of salmonella food borne illnesses. it's relatively common. eggs is just one of the culprits. undercooked poultry, water, reptiles, pets. it's relatively common in this country to have salmonella infections. >> you say there is a simple solution to most of this when cooking with eggs or whatever and meat or bacteria. >> the bottom line is that you want to cook your foods
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properly. you absolutely want to wash your hands, wash the utensils. eggs are -- as a cardiologist we used to rag on eggs as bad for you. they are a great source of protein and a lot of good vitamins. but there are other sources. if you're concerned, have some tofu. refrigerate the eggs at less than 40 degrees. store them individually and cook them. they have to be more than 160 degrees for ten minutes and eat them promptly. >> these that have been out of the refrigerator then i should toss. i wouldn't want to cook them? >> it's cool in here. they would be okay. it's important. most healthy people, even if you're infected, you will be fine. you're going to be sick. it's the young children and the elderly or those that are debilitated that we worry about. for most of us, you would be sick for a few days but we'll get well. >> what are the symptoms?
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>> abdominal cramps, fever, diarrhea. could get vomiting. it's usually three day afc you have been exposed. most people treat it conservatively. >> when do you call a doctor? >> with profuse diarrhea, if the children get it, if your elderly parents get it or you start feeling super dehydrated, call the doctor. >> it's important to give people this information. it happens every year. >> i think so. i think this is serious for the egg producers. in the scheme of things, you know, a lot of -- 40,000 cases of salmonella infection every year. less than 30 die. that's usually the elderly. >> thank you, doctor. >> good job shopping. >> you can take the egg ifs you want. >> are you chicken to eat them? >> i was going to ask, when it's in cakes and you cook it into the foods rather than eating an egg, is it still fine? >> great point. don't eat raw eggs, the "rocky"
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drink, any of those things. in commercially prepared things, they are usually fine. it's home made mayonnaise and ice cream to watch for. i wouldn't worry about those eggs. >> go buy eggs, but be careful. >> and there are other sources of protein. >> thanks, don. >> join me tomorrow for more expert advice. i will talk with dr. margaret hamburg, a commissioner of the food and drug administration. the commissioner of the fda joins us tomorrow. i will ask about the egg recall and the safety of seafood in the gulf of mexico and other issues concerning our food tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. meantime, barred from the ballot. why wyclef jean's presidential dream may be crushed. plus, in spain, spectators love bullfights, but this bull loves the spectators. we have seen this amazing video. can you imagine being in the crowd? ♪ you're the one
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time now to check top stories on cnn. he can make music, but he can't run for haiti's president. wyclef jean learned last night he's not on the list of approved candidates. haiti's electoral council didn't give a reason but jean says it's because the council didn't consider him a resident of the country. 19 presidential candidates were
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approved, 15 others rejected. in braz, a person was killed and four police officers wounded today in a gunfight over drugs outside a rio de janeiro hotel. police say the gunmen fled into the hotel taking 35 people hostages. ten people were arrested. the man who was killed was wanted for dealing drugs. police searched the hotel for other gunmen but didn't find any. the number of people killed in the worst natural disaster in pakistan's history is now more than 1,500. three weeks into the catastrophe, half a million people tried to escape a second wave of monsoon flood waters today. health officials say the human toll is expected to get worse as people are forced to wade through unsanitary water. the flooding has left at least 4 million people in pakistan homeless. picture this. imagine if every person in maryland, minnesota and missouri were victims of a disaster -- homeless, injured, hungry, or
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all three. that is the size of pakistan's devastation now. international aid officials say many people are having a hard time grasping the enormity of pakistan's flood problems. to put it into perspective, we have the senior director of the international response programs with the red cross. any loss of life is significant. when you look at the numbers, this month's flooding in pakistan hasn't been as deadly as other catastrophes, but in terms of survivors impacted it may be the worst in five years. >> it's true, don. the extent of this very extensive flooding is taking -- i would say in some ways the international community by surprise. it happens with floods a lot. they are not sudden like an earthquake. it's been slow movement, but almost 20 million people in pakistan affected by the flood. it's coming right through the whole entire bread basket of pakistan. >> the concern is that pakistan is not receiving enough help.
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is that what you're seeing at the red cross? how much are people giving? >> well, for disaster responders, we never can get enough and do enough as fast as we want to. pakistan has definitely gotten off to a slow start internationally and at the american red cross. internationally, more funds are starting to come in. a week ago i was with the pakistan general counsel in new york and the u.s. government committed to $55 million. now this is up to $150 million in relief aid committed. at the american red cross, i have to say donations have been coming in fairly slowly. there are a lot of disasters around the world. sometimes it takes people a while to gear up. it's noticeably less than what we had for haiti or the tsunami. but, again, it doesn't have the kind of intensity and drama, at least initially that the other disasters did. >> at least the number of deaths. but you have way more people
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affected in this than you did in some of the other dramas and disasters. hey, nan, knowing how large pakistan's need is, why do you think people or the government and private entities have not been as generous as before? >> i think that these are one of these very -- kind of a million dollar question. it's probably a range of issues. there is no question that floods, in and of themselves, rarely have the kind of attention nor receive the kinds of funds we do in other disasters. that's true at the american red cross. we can have extensive flooding in the midwest and the amount of public outpouring is usually less than wildfires on the west coast or a hurricane in the gulf or in florida. so floods across the world do not -- don't have the kind of compelling imagery we get in earthquakes and other disasters. i also think pakistan is far away. there is a political dimension. it's a rural area. you don't have big cities being inundated. it's a range of issues.
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>> you talk about the hurricane and the fifth anniversary of katrina is next week. it was one of the worst hurricanes in the united states. put it in global perspective for us as compared to the floods in pakistan. >> well, we are not always keen to rank disasters because for the individuals and communities and countries affected by them, they are enormous. the important thing to remember here is that it is a huge number of people and while the death toll is low, we don't know where this is going either in terms of an outbreak of infectious disease or cholera with so much water being infected, but also what i'm really paying attention to is the migration of people. are they going to stay in the bread basket in the central plateau or go to urban areas which is going to be the tendency that people lost assets and their household. that migration will potentially have knock-on effects in terms of disasters even a year, two, three later. that's a hard thing to
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calculate. >> nan buzard from the american red cross. thank you very much. >> thank you, don. a mother is charged with suffocating her little boys. the murders of the two fox sports detroit l-- toddlers is unspeakable. kpe be hind it, parents who can't handle caring for their kids. help for moms and dads on the brink. >> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting.
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this is just a horrible story we heard about last week. a mother in south carolina is facing charges. she murdered her two toddler sons. shaquan dudley was not able to go to the funeral of 2-year-old devian and 18-month-old javan. the child-sized caskets broke the hearts of the people who attended the services in orangeburg. the sheriff said the mother shows divorce saying she's poor, jobless and was overwhelmed after her mother yelled at her for not taking care of her kids. she spoke briefly during her arraignment on wednesday. >> all right. how are you doing, ma'am? >> i'm okay, sir. >> you're being charged on arrest warrants m-214092 and also on arrest warrant m 214093 charging you with murder, ma'am.
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you understand that? >> yes, sir. >> you understand -- >> while the charges are inexcusable her situation highlights a problem that advocates say is only getting worse in this down economy. parents who don't abuse their kids, drugs or on the brink desperate and unaware that there are options for them. i want to go to tampa, florida to talk about all of the options. we have the senior director of healthy families america which is part of a prevent child program, abuse america program. first, what went through your mind when you heard about the mother arrested for allegedly killing her kids? >> well, obviously, don, i think like many people i'm very saddened at the loss of such precious life for these children. given what i do on a daily basis i guess i wasn't really surprised. families today are faced with economic burdens that are
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unprecedented in our history. so what we are finding is that states and systems are actually having to target services to families who probably never thought they would need support. >> some people are always going to fall through the cracks. this economy exacerbates this issue. it raises the possibility of more situations like this one. >> it certainly does. i think that, you know, why i'm pleased to be here today is to inform people about the wonderful services that do exist to support families and to be there before it reaches the breaking point. and so, you know, i would like to highlight some of the programs with you right now. i think one of the things to keep in mind is many people don't know where to turn or who to call in their community. one of the services provided through prevent child abuse america is our 1-800-childrens number. wherever you are in the united
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states, that number will be routed within your state so that you have someone there to support you in minding services you need within your community. >> the number is 1-800-children? >> correct. >> there are services. you were going to talk about another thing, but i want to get this right. a mom or parent can call if they are having an issue and they can get help from social services and their kids can be taken away temporarily and watched by someone at social services? >> well, yeah. there are a couple of different services, just to clarify. there is a misperception that the department of child and family services is only about taking children away. that simply is not true. in fact, they are committed to family preservation and strongly believe that children do best when they are reared in their home with their biological parents. we are happy to have those
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services there when we desperately need them. but there are other services and really, the majority of the services that the department of child and family services provide are to families in an effort to prevent it from ever getting to the point of needing foster care. there is another much -- >> i want to drill down on this quickly, cyd. if you're having trouble, feeling desperate or you are not able to take care of your kids, you can call social services and for a few days or a few hours, you can have someone watch your kids or take care of them until you seek professional help or get a break, so you can get a break from your children? >> well, just to clarify, there are services called respite care to give parents a much-needed break. the unfortunate thing is they aren't available in all communities. many times in particular parents with special needs children whether it's medical needs,
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severe autism or a type of medical condition, those parents definitely need a break. they can even schedule maybe one day a week where their child is placed in certified child care, whether it be home-based or center-based. that child care is paid for. the parents do not have to pay. in some cases there might be a sliding fee scale. there are certainly affordable services. and other parents, regardless of special needs with their children, can look to see if respite services are available in their community where the child would go, typically for a few hours or a day to a child care provider. >> all right. cyd is the director of healthy families america in tampa, florida. thank you so much. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. remember these guys? an arizona prison escapee and his cousin, slash, fiancee, slash accomplice were captured after being on the run for
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who first touched them. ♪ you're a nurse ♪ you make a difference more than 60,000 people drown in africa every year, but this week's cnn hero is saving lives by building bridges that help kenyans cross rivers swollen by heavy rains and filled with crocodilecrocodiles. every day harmon parker's work connects thousands with life-changing resources and each other. >> what strikes me about this place is the beauty and the
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feeling of being insignificant. life for people here is very difficult, very secluded. the beauty of this place becomes dangerous because of the mountains when it rains. >> translator: my father came to the market in the morning. he was with my mother. on the way back in the evening, they found the river was flooded. they drowned. >> i have worked all over kenya. every community has the same story. crocodiles and hippos and loved ones lost. when it floods, the people really suffer, not being able to get across to the clinic or the market or to school. >> oh, look at this. here's some kids helping. >> the first bridge i built i saw an opportunity to change lives, transform communities. so i carried on. i love what i do. my name is harmon parker and i build bridges to transform people's lives. the community has to initiate the project.
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they had to participate and make some sort of financial contribution. i don't know how many goats i have in this region, but they always give me a goat. i have spent half my life in a tent. i have had malaria seven or eight times. it takes a lot of determination. a bridge is a beautiful metaphor for many things. i'm privileged to do what i'm doing, destined to help people and i'm driven by that. time now to check your top stories. new rules for claims other the gulf oil disaster. the associated press says these come straight from ken feinberg who is overseeing the process for the government. getting paid now depends on how close you live to the spill and how much you depend on the gulf's natural resources. by fall, anyone claiming will have to give up the right to sue bp. the group once known as
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blackwater has reached a $142 million settlement over export violations. the civil settlement applies to 288 violations between 2003 and 2009. it involves the unauthorized export of defense articles and services to what the state department describes as foreign end users in multiple countries. the company, now known as zee, continues to receive government contracts. bail is set for $1 million each for an arizona prison escapee and his accused accomplice. john mccluskey and casslyn mae welch were the targets of a manhunt for weeks. a tip from a forest staffer led to arrest in arizona. mccluskey was one of three inmates who escaped july 30th. all have been recaptured. a year after a massive government bailout general motors is taking steps toward a new financial plan.
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a fit nation report now featuring grandfathers who figure you're never too old to play soccer -- at least if you take a few precautions. our dr. sanjay gupta takes a look at their game plan. >> reporter: they call themselves old guys, but these 50 and 60-somethings are anything but -- when they're on the field. >> people look at me and say, you're still playing soccer? yeah, i'm still playing soccer. >> reporter: today they face a team of 40-year-olds. the game plan, in a word, preparation. >> we are learning a little bit more that we have to take care of our bodies. >> i work out and i have a couple things in mind, endurance, strength and flexibility. >> reporter: now their biggest competitor -- the threat of injury. >> when we get older we lose the ability for muscles to stretch as much. we lose water in the muscles and the cartilage and ligaments and get stiffer. >> reporter: which can lead to pulled muscles or strains. off and on the field the players
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stretch, a lot. they work hard to stay fit, remain strong. and they play smarter. >> i'm more tactical, technical player. i avoid physical contact. >> reporter: the older guys won the game 5-1. most importantly, they also remained injury free, ready to compete another day. >> i'd like to play until they put me in a wheelchair and i can't get on the field anymore. >> if there are guys my age that want to play at 80, i'll be playing. >> reporter: i'm dr. sanjay gupta. >> thank you, doctor. talk about a hr error moorr. a theater in new york city has shut down to battle a bedbug infestation. susan candiotti takes us inside one battle against the creepy bloodsuckers. >> reporter: at first rahila thought her son made a black pen mark on her new son's bed. >> i went closer and it started
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moving. i got freaked out. >> reporter: who wouldn't? her husband knew what it was. >> it's a dbug. i was like, oh, my lord. this can't be happening. >> they want to know that you have them. so this is our proof. >> reporter: the couple said they traced the infestation to the delivery of a brand new mattress from a well known store. after being treated the mattress is all wrapped up. >> this is the bedbug cover. the cover is like a case for the mattress. it's all sealed. mom said she and her baby were bitten. >> we found blood marks on the sheets. >> reporter: their lives haven't been the same. >> we spent at least $1500. >> reporter: the family moved out, an exterminator moved in and they are not done yet after a month. the drawers and closets practically bare. >> each hanger was packed with clothes. i like clothes.
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>> we took fabric and clothing and took it down stairs, dried it, folded it, sealed it and took them to storage. >> reporter: cold kills the creditors so look at what's in the freezer. >> such as one of my wife oos purses which we can't clean or dry clean or dry. >> reporter: neighbors didn't know what to think. >> they started asking questions like, hey, are you moving out? is there something going on between you and your wife? >> reporter: it's hard not to feel stigmatized. >> we just didn't want to tell anybody because it was -- for me, i felt not dirty but tainted. >> reporter: then there is that funny feeling that's hard to shake. >> i wake up in the middle of the night thinking i have things crawling on me. >> reporter: a bedbug's parting gift. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >> oh, man. a muslim employee is suing disney for the right to wear her head scarf. >> why would i work in the back?
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well, because this is a disney look. then i said, you know, you just hired me because of i look like a muslim. >> is it discrimination or a misunderstanding? my interview with her is ahead. sales event. y lease the 2010 is 250 for $349 a month for 36 months with $3,489 due at signing. see your lexus dealer. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a new liquid gel. new zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®.
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the battle over the proposed mosque near ground zero is just one of the debates over the role of islam in american society. in california, iman budlaw is suing disney land because she says the company won't let her wear a muslim headscarf on the job. she explains why she's putting the company's dress code to the test. >> it's part of my belief and religion. wearing the scarf is important and in the requirement. i knew it was a requirement. everybody knows as a muslim woman or just being the fact they are muslim. and then i decided to wear my hijab. that's been like a year right now. i just feel i'm ready for it. like you go through different
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stages. like a year i was ready to wear it. >> so personally, you felt that you had grown enough and that you were strong enough to be able to wear the scarf. is that correct? ? >> exactly. >> here's what people will say. you recently got your citizenship. >> mm-hmm. >> after you got it you decided to wear the scarf. people will think, well, you got your citizenship and decided to break the rules after you got your citizenship and after you had been, you know, working there for two years and not wearing the scarf. >> okay. well, that's the thing. that's totally wrong because the fact is not that i became american citizen, but that was the reason how i find out i have the right to wear the scarf. because i was reading the constitution. even before i was here i was a green card holder like as a resident. so basically i have the same right. doesn't matter if i'm american
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or just as a resident in the united states. so i still have the right to wear the scarf. but because -- maybe i should have read the constitution the fist day i came to jfk airport. maybe that was the mistake i didn't do. i'm glad that -- go ahead. >> you said you're glad that after you have now had the courage to do it, i think i know where you're going to go. the thing is, i understand that. with your company, when you originally took the job in the contract, i'm going to read disney's statement in a minute, it says you had to abide by certain rules and dress a certain way. most jobs there is a dress code. even here on cnn. yours to be a cast member and dress the part. do you feel you misrepresented yourself all of a sudden two years into the job and deciding to change what you wear? >> i -- no, i did not, totally did not. because at the same time, if you
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look at the disney policy they're saying that, okay, disney look and show -- but at the same time, after you read it, they say they can make an exception for religious belief or you're sick or something or it's harming you. they can make special accommodations if you're sick, they can come up with something. basically, this is your belief and this is who i am. i made a request and i did it. >> disney is an entertainment company. our theme parks and resorts are the stage and our costume cast members are part of the show. all cast members in costume roles regardless of the diverse beliefs are expected to comply with the dress codes when cast members regardless of religion request exceptions to our policies or religious reasons we work hard to make accommodati accommodations. accommodating y. so what's the issue? >> how did they accommodate you? what was the reasonable accommodation they came up with.
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>> as far as they're concerned, it's a reasonable accommodation you're on paid leave. they're paying you even though you're not working and they're trying to figure out how to incorporate you into the company now that you' not abiding, as they see it, by the dress code. >> i'm not getting paid -- they sent me home. i'm not getting paid for the days that i'm showing up right now. >> you're not working in other parts of the company. >> i'm not. i'm definitely not. at the same time, i don't think it's hard for disney to give me accommodation to wear just the scarf. all right, coming up here on cnn, i have to tell you about a crazy piece of video you've seen. if you haven't seen it, you can't see this enough. a bull jumping into the stands. the fans started running for their lives. wouldn't you? see it all play out next.
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sir, have you been drinking tonight? if you ride drunk, you will get caught... and you will get arrested. gregory taylor was arrested in 1997 for trying to break into a church kitchen. he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison under california's three strikes law. but thanks to the work of some stanford law students, taylor is enjoying the first weekend of freedom in 13 years. producer sara wiseflat was there as he finally was reunited with his family. >> the result of drug addiction and homelessness. >> enjoy the weather, see my
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family. spend as much time as possible with them, especially my mom. >> he was standing out. i fell down on my knees and start thanking god and start crying. >> you'll never forget that. >> i'll never forget it as long as i live. >> feel really blessed, you know, that my family sticks by me through all this for 13 years. >> i raised nine sons mostly by myself. at time, it was hard but we made it through. we've been a close knitted family. so we get together and enjoy him while -- he's going to be all right because he's going to with with his baby brother and i know he's going to be all right. >> she raised us to a certain point where we had to get out of the nest and learn -- learn things the hard way. but she did an excellent job with us. >> how today? three letters, w-o-w.
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wow. the day he got resentenced was my birthday. [ inaudible ] >> it's okay to congratulate him. >> i'm going to be working at my brother's business. it's called the pantry. it serves food and stuff. but i guess -- the homeless. >> i have one of the biggest food banks in the city of pomo a pomona. every fourth saturday, we have a community barbecue and we give it to the kids and the families and everything. greg, that's one of his compassions, to really reach out and help these younger kids. >> it feels really good, you know, to be back out in society and be around my family. >> everything that happened to us in life, we may look at it that it's a bad thing. but there's good in it. and even with greg, the situation was terrible but good is it coming out of it. >> it was just wonderful to hold him, hug him, and kiss him.
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and crying with him. it was wonderful. i knew i had him back. every weekend, we like to bring you interesting news items at the end of the week. ones we think you should see more of. a bull turns it tables on bullfighting fans in northern spain. watch this bull. i can't get enough of this. unbelievable. the 1100-pound bull easily cleared the barricade and charged through the crowd stands, at least 30 reported hurt. two of them badly enough to be sent to the hospital. unbelievable. wow. so workers had to be -- had to kill the bull to end that rampage. it looks like aggressive dogs are taking a bigger bite out of their owners' budgets. crunched the numbers and the
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average homeowner's insurance payoff for a dog bite, $24,000, up nearly 30% from 2003. that sounds like a lot of money, doesn't it? the insurance journal reports because this is because of increased medical costs and larger settlements, judgments, and jury awards. the dog bite victims get. if you've had to pay a dog bite claim, your insurance company will increase your premium if you keep the dog. you should know that. the man convicted of killing nba legend michael jordan's father say one day he'll be a free man. daniel green and his friend were convicted of the 199 shooting death of james jordan. an autopsy showed jordan had been shot in the chest. the body was found floating in a creek in south carolina. green has spent 17 years in prison for the murders. he's trying to get his case back in court. saying there are some mistakes and the evidence that was used against him. >> i mean, i've been through the -- the whole


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